Funko's Batmobile with Batman & Robin
Well, this will be a bittersweet review. As most of you already know we lost a very talented and iconic pop culture figure recently. Adam West, to many, is and always will be, the original Batman. Mr. West left us with great memories, and I can say that even though I was born after this action hero phenomenon, I remember the reruns that would air weekday afternoons in the early to mid-80's. I never saw it merely as an old show, but a very cool entertaining one, that we all looked forward to watching.
Release: June 2017
MSRP: $49.99 usd
It's nice to see merchandise that still pays homage to the original series and today we have just that. A new release from Funko, the 1960's Batmobile with poseable Batman and Robin figures. The new Funko Batman line, caught my interest when I first discovered it a few weeks back. The carded figures are on their way, so I was surprised to see this Batmobile hit the shelves so quickly. This toy series, recreates the look and feel of the 1960's Batman classic show and packages them as new retro toys. Not only for collectors, but it was also neat to see that this toy is acceptable for ages as young as three-years-old! So really this is durable enough to play with, not just spend the rest of its life in the box.
First, let's take a look at the Batmobile. The Batmobile is accurately sculpted and displays beautifully. It's made out of a durable plastic and has a nice weight to it despite not being diecast. The details are very good, but unfortunately, besides the wheels, there are no other moving features. The doors, as well as other possible openings, are molded shut. Again this is not a deal breaker but adds to the nostalgic feel.
Both Batman and Robin figures, capture the actor's proportions and likeness. Not typical of Funko's Reaction figures, these 3-inch figures have quite a bit of articulation. Both have pivoting heads that go up and down, as well as side to side. Also, not only do they have joints in the elbows and knees, but they also have outward pivoting shoulders. The capes are made of a flexible rubber which looks nice but does somewhat interfere with their sitting in the Batmobile. I had to pull the capes out from behind them and let them rest on the top back trunk.
I did try to have Batman grip the steering wheel with no luck. I think with some patience and skill it looks possible. The details on both figures are outstanding. I love the detail of the utility belt on Batman as well as the mask markings, very well done.
I think the price at $49.99 USD is fair, as it includes both articulated figures. This is a great piece for display in or out of the box! Funko brought a fantastic feel to this new line, and I'll definitely be looking for the rest of the characters from this collection.